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13th Jun '17 11:36:07 PM jtierney50
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** It's also a common criticism of the books that no mention is made of typical school curriculum taught at Hogwarts. Somewhat justified; History and Chemistry seem to be focused exclusively on the History of Magic and Potions, which would be the more important versions of the subject to a wizard, Physics has basically gone out the window, and Biology is split between Herbology and Care of Magical Creatures. However, that also means that any Hogwarts student's Math, (Muggle) History, and Writing/English skills are pretty much capped off at the sixth grade. It's a wonder that any of them can do the complex conversions required for wizarding economics, or the quite lengthy essays that are demanded of them by the Third year on.
9th Jun '17 3:04:02 PM nombretomado
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* Phase of the WhateleyUniverse. Filthy rich. Trained from birth to be the ultimate financial wizard, so he could one day be one of the rulers of the Goodkind empire. Unfortunately, that means he doesn't know how to do things like use a can opener or do laundry. That would be fine, given how much money his family has, but then he gets kicked out of the family and disinherited...

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* Phase of the WhateleyUniverse.Literature/WhateleyUniverse. Filthy rich. Trained from birth to be the ultimate financial wizard, so he could one day be one of the rulers of the Goodkind empire. Unfortunately, that means he doesn't know how to do things like use a can opener or do laundry. That would be fine, given how much money his family has, but then he gets kicked out of the family and disinherited...
1st Jun '17 7:09:17 PM WillBGood
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* Lauren and Jayden in ''Series/{{PowerRangersSamurai}}'' were basically raised as weapons. Jayden has very little idea how to interact with people, since he's only seen two since he was five and one of those left when he was seven. Lauren, bizarrely, is easy enough with the team but awkward around Jayden.

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* Lauren and Jayden in ''Series/{{PowerRangersSamurai}}'' ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'' were basically raised as weapons. Jayden has very little idea how to interact with people, since he's only seen two since he was five and one of those left when he was seven. Lauren, bizarrely, is easy enough with the team but awkward around Jayden.
28th May '17 12:37:20 PM nombretomado
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*** Making it even odder, she shows an understanding of many things in her own pop culture, making it a bit off-putting that she misunderstands common metaphors but views JerseyShore of all things as a documentary.

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*** Making it even odder, she shows an understanding of many things in her own pop culture, making it a bit off-putting that she misunderstands common metaphors but views JerseyShore ''Series/JerseyShore'' of all things as a documentary.
13th May '17 2:40:33 PM Ranger57
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* Arthur from ''The Adventures of Merlin'' is unable to dress himself without his personal servant, Merlin.

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* Arthur from ''The Adventures of Merlin'' ''Merlin'' is unable to dress himself without his personal servant, Merlin.



* ''Series/{{Legion 2017}}'': Kerry Loudermilk is an odd example. Kerry and Cary are actually a single mutant who have the ability to split into two people. Kerry (the girl) spends most of her time merged with Cary, where she doesn't age and can ignore the outside world completely. Since she's a BloodKnight, she only comes out for training and fighting, leaving the "boring" stuff like eating, sleeping, school, and talking to Cary. The end result is that Cary's over forty years older than Kerry, and Cary doesn't even know the most basic things about the world, like what people do in bathrooms. Cary is very worried about how she'll survive when he eventually dies.

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* ''Series/{{Legion 2017}}'': Kerry Loudermilk is an odd example. Kerry and Cary are actually a single mutant who have the ability to split into two people. Kerry (the girl) spends most of her time merged with Cary, where she doesn't age and can ignore the outside world completely. Since she's a BloodKnight, she only comes out for training and fighting, leaving the "boring" stuff like eating, sleeping, school, and talking to Cary. The end result is that Cary's over forty years older than Kerry, and Cary Kerry doesn't even know the most basic things about the world, like what people do in bathrooms. Cary is very worried about how she'll survive when he eventually dies.
* Lauren and Jayden in ''Series/{{PowerRangersSamurai}}'' were basically raised as weapons. Jayden has very little idea how to interact with people, since he's only seen two since he was five and one of those left when he was seven. Lauren, bizarrely, is easy enough with the team but awkward around Jayden.
26th Apr '17 6:50:16 PM Discar
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* ''Series/{{Legion 2017}}'': Kerry Loudermilk is an odd example. Kerry and Cary are actually a single mutant who have the ability to split into two people. Kerry (the girl) spends most of her time merged with Cary, where she doesn't age and can ignore the outside world completely. Since she's a BloodKnight, she only comes out for training and fighting, leaving the "boring" stuff like eating, sleeping, school, and talking to Cary. The end result is that Cary's over forty years older than Kerry, and Cary doesn't even know the most basic things about the world, like what people do in bathrooms. Cary is very worried about how she'll survive when he eventually dies.
23rd Apr '17 7:55:17 PM Yozzy
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* Goku from ''Manga/DragonBall'', due to living all his childhood in the mountains with only his adoptive grandfather, has NoSocialSkills, no concepts of things like money and gender and as we find out later, no job skills either. He can survive very well off the land, and even provide for his family in ''Z'', but his wife isn't entirely happy with the situation. Though, if the first episode of ''Z'' is to believed, he could've made a living as a lumberjack working just a couple of months a year or he could have kept entering (and winning) the World Martial Arts Tournaments.

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* Goku from ''Manga/DragonBall'', due to living all ''Manga/DragonBall''. He lived his early childhood in the mountains with only his adoptive grandfather, a hermit martial artist who died early in Goku's childhood. Due to these conditions, Goku has no education, has NoSocialSkills, no concepts of things like money and gender gender, and as we find out later, no job skills either. He can survive very well off the land, and even provide for his family in ''Z'', but his wife isn't entirely happy with the situation. Though, if the first episode of ''Z'' is to believed, he could've made a living as a lumberjack working just a couple of months a year or he could have kept entering (and winning) the World Martial Arts Tournaments.Tournaments for the huge prizes. As an adult, he still remains pretty BookDumb, yet he's actually quite capable at farming, though it still causes him problems that he prefers to goof off with training and getting ready for the next fight.
15th Apr '17 1:03:00 PM nombretomado
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* Similar to tabletop RPG s, one of the earlier SmackdownVsRaw games (back when it was still called Smackdown!) allowed your created characters to sacrifice attribute points for quirks that gave you a slight advantage in combat. On the other hand you could also pick negative traits to give you additional attribute points. This allowed the wrestler to receive ungodly strength or endurance in exchange for being hampered by multiple ''crippled limbs''. Happily elective quadriplegia had almost [[GameplayAndStorySegregation no affect whatsoever]], effectively granting you a massive power boost for free.

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* Similar to tabletop RPG s, one of the earlier SmackdownVsRaw ''VideoGame/SmackdownVsRaw'' games (back when it was still called Smackdown!) allowed your created characters to sacrifice attribute points for quirks that gave you a slight advantage in combat. On the other hand you could also pick negative traits to give you additional attribute points. This allowed the wrestler to receive ungodly strength or endurance in exchange for being hampered by multiple ''crippled limbs''. Happily elective quadriplegia had almost [[GameplayAndStorySegregation no affect whatsoever]], effectively granting you a massive power boost for free.
14th Apr '17 5:58:26 PM Yozzy
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* Aiz Wallenstein from LightNovel/IsItWrongToTryToPickUpGirlsInADungeon. She's 16, yet a ten year veteran dungeon delver and one of the strongest and most famed adventurers in [[RPGMechanicsVerse the city of Orario]]. Fighting in the dungeon from an such early age, however, has left her knowledge base focused almost entirely on combat and dungeoneering. Outside of her particular skillset, [[GeniusDitz she's a bit of an airhead]], has [[NoSocialSkills next to no people skills]], and has difficulty understanding people and her own emotions.
5th Apr '17 2:16:21 AM Filosera
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* There's a peculiar physical-combat-based example of this trope in ''TabletopGame/AnimaBeyondFantasy'' involving ditching buying any Attack (and if taken to a more extreme level, any Block/Dodge either) at all and instead sticking the points in Martial Knowledge, Ki Pool, and Ki Accumulation. As all of the above stats draw from the same pool of points, some of them have to be sacrificed, as trying to do all of them at once often falls into MasterOfNone territory. This results in one of very few character builds that can use incredibly complex combinations of ki techniques -- some of which can turn a character into the most devastating practical artillery pieces in the setting, or dish out damage per round that far exceeds the health of anything in the game -- within a combat-practical time period, but without said techniques and the energy to power them, these characters are actually more prone to ineffective flailing than most ''civilians''.
** On a more general level, either hyper-focused secondary skill spreads (sacrificing any pretense of competence in basically anything else non-combat, or even anything combat-related if focused hard enough) that can quickly get up to physics-breaking levels in their one area of expertise at the cost of potentially fouling up ''routine'' checks outside that area (like taking stairs two or three at a time) on a fairly regular basis, or forgoing secondary skills entirely to spend the points on other things like extra maximum health or monster powers (which tend to be great for raw stats but not so much for life skills).
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